Nic Jones

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Nic Jones hasn't been the same since he first heard the Art Ensemble Of Chicago and Anthony Braxton's quartet with Kenny Wheeler around 40 years ago. He lives in Oxfordshire, quietly and curiously.

Peter Epstein: Two Legs Bad

Dee Byrne: Outlines


Rachel Musson, Pat Thomas, Mark Sanders: Shifa – Live In Oslo / Rachel Musson: I Went This Way

A double-header of two releases featuring London-based improvising saxophonist Rachel Musson. On Shifa, she's in a free jazz/improv trio with pianist Pat Thomas and drummer Mark Sanders. I Went...

Jamie Saft: ‘It’s either good music, or it’s not’

I’ve always been slightly suspicious of the word “eclectic”. This in the face of family history and one of our few sporting achievements. My grandfather held the record for...

Obituary: George Wein

George Wein, once characterised by the New Yorker’s Lillian Ross as a man “who seemed to be filled with controlled frenzy”, was a music producer, founder of the Newport...

Obituary: Spike Heatley

Gerry Mulligan: Writings On A Jazz Original

The former drummer with Bobby Troup, Anita O'Day and others has assembled into a book 52 articles illuminating Mulligan's work and life

Prehistory Of Jazz

JJ 02/71: Michael Garrick – The Heart Is A Lotus

Michael Garrick, one of the favoured sons of British jazz, as far as recording is con­cerned, has produced an album by his sextet in which the voice of Norma...

Ronnie’s: Ronnie Scott and His World-Famous Jazz Club

Ronnie Scott was, as someone once put it, a very interesting bunch of guys and Oliver Murray has got together a very interesting bunch of guys to build a...